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Strictly Amy - Crohn’s and Me

<<    Season: 2020, Episode: 186    >>

Synopsis

Strictly professional dancer, Amy Dowden opens up about her battle with Crohn’s disease. Amy’s chronic bowel condition was a secret she’d keep out of the professional spotlight for fear of it overshadowing her success. But now, for the first time, the Welsh dancing star shows us the brutal reality of living with this disease. As she embarks on the busiest professional and personal few months of her life - from the UK Strictly Tour to her debut solo dance show and summer wedding - Amy is hospitalised by her illness at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. In this authored documentary, Strictly Come Dancing professional Amy Dowden reveals what life is like living with a chronic condition, the effect it has on her career as a dancer, and hears about the severe impact this incurable disease has had on others.

First Aired

Thursday, 15th October 2020

Duration

60 minutes

Airing

Daily at 9:00pm


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